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, the president of the united states will accept his party's presidential nomination at the conclusion of the dnc. >> choosing charlotte to host our convention was no accident. north carolina is a critical battle ground state in the election. >> reporter: the dnc chairman says this convention is anything but conventional. >> we're doing things differently than any convention you've ever seen. we're throwing the doors open and inviting thousands of americans to be part of this convention in many different ways. >> reporter: the dnc is known for its firsts. in 1832, the first dnc was held in a baltimore saloon. a hundred years later, franklin delano roosevelt was the first major party candidate to accept the nomination in person. in 1940, fdr's wife eleanor was the first woman to address a national political convention. in 1984, geraldine ferraro was the first woman placed on the national ticket by a major party. in 2000, the first jewish candidate. and this year, the first hispanic to deliver the keynote address at the dnc. preparations for the four-day convention have been under way for months. t
of the united states will accept his party's presidential nomination at the conclusion of the dnc. >> susan charlotte to host our convention was no accident. north carolina is a critical battleground state in the 2012 election. >> the chairwoman says this convention is anything but conventional. >> we are doing things differently than any convention we have seen. we are throwing the doors open and inviting thousands of americans to be part of this convention in many different ways. >> the d.n.c. is known for its first. it was held in a baltimore saloon. 100 years later, franklin roosevelt was the first major party candidate to
road in front of him. luigi set off to ride his bike across the united states. he has leukemia and just finished a round of chemotherapy. he rode through ohio and on to chicago, passed stunning views in montana. in just 35 days, he made it across the canadian border and on to vancouver. >> i think i told you when i left, i didn't know whether i was able to, you know, finish one day, let alone the whole ride. i'm here in vancouver with more than 3,000 miles and just, really happy. >> along the way, he blogged and raised money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. >> thank you so much for the support. keep them coming. >> and they did. he wanted to raise $10,000. he raised $25,000 and he didn't just raise money, he raised hope. >> by luigi being able to go out there and do this and say you're not in this alone is really inspirational. >> so many times i thought, let's find an excuse here, because with everybody following me here, i cannot say i'm sorry, i quit. >> he drew strength from friends and family. even from strangers. >> he leaves you with a lot of joy. i think that's the
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